Professional Experience

  • NIH Predoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of California, Davis (1968-1973)
  • Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis (1973-1975)
  • Assistant/Associate/Professor of Genetics, Texas A&M University (1975-present)
  • Greenback Cutthroat Trout Recovery Team, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1977-1980)
  • Member, Editorial Board of Copeia – Journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (1984-1987)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Systematic Biology, National Science Foundation (1984-1989)
  • Chair, Intercollegiate Program in Genetics, Texas A&M University (1986-1989)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Postdoctoral and Mid-Career Fellowships, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation (1988-1989, 1993-1994)
  • Director, Center for Biosystematics and Biodiversity, Texas A&M University (1990-1996)
  • Editorial Advisor, Marine Ecology – Progress Series, Springer International (1991-2001)
  • Technical Advisor for Endangered Resources, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (1991-present)
  • International Editor for the Biomedical Journal Chromatin (1991-1993)
  • International Editor for the Biomedical Journal Cytobios (1991-1995)
  • Editorial Advisor, Marine Biology, Springer International (1993-1997)
  • Genetics, Development, and Morphology Editor of Copeia – Journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (1993-2000)
  • Member, NRC (NAS) Ocean Studies Board Committee for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (1994)
  • Member, Class 4, ESCOP/ACOP (NASULGC) Leadership Program (1994-1995)
  • Technical Advisor, International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (1995-1997)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Academic Research Infrastructure, National Science Foundation (1996)
  • Program Director, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation (1996-1997)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program, National Science Foundation (1997-2000)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Biosciences, Division of Biological Infrastructure, National Science Foundation (1999-2000)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation (1999-2000)
  • Member, Technical Review Panel, New York Sea Grant Program, 1999-2000
  • Member, Technical Review Panel, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Department of the Interior, 1999-2001
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Minority Postdoctoral Fellowships, Division of Biological Infrastructure, National Science Foundation (1999-2001)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species, National Marine Fisheries Service (2007-present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Conservation Biology Journal, (2007-present)
  • Member, Advisory Panel for Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Science Foundation of Ireland (2008-present)
  • TAMU Research Foundation Faculty Representative to the¬† Federal Demonstration Partnership (2008 – 2011)
  • Office of Sponsored Research Services Faculty¬† Representative to the Federal Demonstration Partnership (2011 – present)